All Things Medieval An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World 2 volumes

An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World Ruth A. Johnston. Early medieval wine was probably not good by today's standards. Vineyards could have several varieties planted in the same field, in case one variety failed that year.

Author: Ruth A Johnston

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313364631

Category: History

Page: 790

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This insightful survey of the "things" of medieval Europe allows modern readers to understand what they looked like, what they were made of, how they were created, and how they were used. • Provides information on a comprehensive range of topics from agriculture to zoos, and also includes books, castles, minstrels, clothing and universities • Provides bibliographic lists of suggested reading following each entry, with a full bibliography at the end • Appropriate for both high school and lower-level undergraduate students

The Early Medieval World From the Fall of Rome to the Time of Charlemagne 2 Volumes

VOLUME ONE List of Entries, vii Guide to Related Topics, xiii Preface, xix Acknowledgments, xxi Introduction, xxiii Chronology of the Late Antique and Early Medieval World, xxxvii Maps, l Entries A-K, 1 VOLUME TWO Entries L-Z, ...

Author: Michael Frassetto

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598849967

Category: History

Page: 805

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This book examines a pivotal period in ancient human history: the fall of the Roman Empire and the birth of a new European civilization in the early Middle Ages. The Early Medieval World: From the Fall of Rome to the Time of Charlemagne addresses the social and material culture of this critical period in the evolution of Western society, covering the social, political, cultural, and religious history of the Mediterranean world and northern Europe. The two-volume set explains how invading and migrating barbarian tribes—spurred by raiding Huns from the steppes of Central Asia—contributed to the fall of the Western Roman Empire, and documents how the blending of Greco-Roman, Germanic, and Christian cultures birthed a new civilization in Western Europe, creating the Christian Church and the modern nation-state. A-Z entries discuss political transformation, changing religious practices in daily life, sculpture and the arts, material culture, and social structure, and provide biographies of important men and women in the transitional period of late antiquity. The work will be extremely helpful to students learning about the factors that contributed to the decline of the Roman Empire—an important and common topic in world history curricula. A chronology of events Dozens of primary document excerpts A substantial bibliography of print and nonprint sources

The Cambridge History of War Volume 2 War and the Medieval World

22 Christopher Wickham, Early Medieval Italy: Local Society and Central Power, 400–1000 (London, Macmillan, 1981), p. ... 1971); Janet Nelson, Politics and Ritual in Early Medieval Europe (London, Hambledon Press, 1986).

Author: David A. Graff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108901192

Category: History


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Volume II of The Cambridge History of War covers what in Europe is commonly called 'the Middle Ages'. It includes all of the well-known themes of European warfare, from the migrations of the Germanic peoples and the Vikings through the Reconquista, the Crusades and the age of chivalry, to the development of state-controlled gunpowder-wielding armies and the urban militias of the later middle ages; yet its scope is world-wide, ranging across Eurasia and the Americas to trace the interregional connections formed by the great Arab conquests and the expansion of Islam, the migrations of horse nomads such as the Avars and the Turks, the formation of the vast Mongol Empire, and the spread of new technologies – including gunpowder and the earliest firearms – by land and sea.

Early Medieval Text and Image Volume 2

They returned, accompanied by John, the archcantor of St Peter's, Rome, with many treasures, including a pandect or single-volume [154] copy of the whole Bible, which was a rarity in the early medieval world. The monastery of St Peter ...

Author: Jennifer O'Reilly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000008722

Category: History

Page: 384

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When she died in 2016, Dr Jennifer O’Reilly left behind a body of published and unpublished work in three areas of medieval studies: the iconography of the Gospel Books produced in early medieval Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England; the writings of Bede and his older Irish contemporary, Adomnán of Iona; and the early lives of Thomas Becket. In these three areas she explored the connections between historical texts, artistic images and biblical exegesis. This volume brings together seventeen essays, published between 1984 and 2013, on the interplay of texts and images in medieval art. Most focus on the manuscript art of early medieval Ireland and England. The first section includes four studies of the Codex Amiatinus, produced in Northumbria in the monastic community of Bede. The second section contains seven essays on the iconography and text of the Book of Kells. In the third section there are five studies of Anglo-Saxon Art, examined in the context of the Benedictine Reform. A concluding essay, on the medieval iconography of the two trees in Eden, traces the development of a motif from Late Antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages.

Gender in the Early Medieval World

Averil Cameron and Peter Garnsey , and vol . xiv : Late Antiquity : Empire and Successors , 425–600 , ed . Averil Cameron , Bryan Ward - Perkins and Michael Whitby ( Cambridge , 1998– 2000 ) ; New Cambridge Medieval History , vol . II ...

Author: Leslie Brubaker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521013275

Category: History

Page: 350

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The Medieval World

(2008) and, as co-editor, two volumes presenting the research of a Leverhulme Trust–funded project: Converting the Isles, I: The Introduction of Christianity into the Early Medieval World (2016) and II: Transforming Landscapes of Belief ...

Author: Peter Linehan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351592284

Category: History

Page: 876

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Ranging from Connacht to Constantinople and from Tynemouth to Timbuktu, the forty-four contributors to The Medieval World seek to bring the Middle Ages to life, offering definitive appraisals of the distinctive features of the period. This second edition includes six additional chapters, covering the Byzantine empire, illuminated manuscripts, the 'ésprit laïque' of the late middle ages, saints and martyrs, the papal chancery and scholastic thought. Chapters are arranged thematically within four parts: 1. Identities, Selves and Others 2. Beliefs, Social Values and Symbolic Order 3. Power and Power Structures 4. Elites, Organisations and Groups The Medieval World presents the reader with an authoritative account of original scholarship across the medieval millennium and provides essential reading for all students of the subject.

Handbook to Life in the Medieval World 3 Volume Set

HANDBOOK TO LIFE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD BIBLIOGRAPHY ... Early Medieval Jewish Policy in Western Europe. ... Medieval Philosophy, 2d ed. Vol. 2. Philosophic Classics. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1997. Baker, P. S., ed.

Author: Madeleine Pelner Cosman

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438109077


Page: 987

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Capturing the essence of life in great civilizations of the past, each volume in the

Eurasian Empires in Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

Ethnic Groups and Boundaries: The Social Organization of Culture Difference. Prospect Heights, IL. Bogucki, P and Crabtree, P.J. (eds.) 2004. Ancient Europe (8000 B.C.—A.D. 1000): Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World. 2 Volumes.

Author: Hyun Jin Kim

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107190412

Category: History

Page: 351

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A comparative and interdisciplinary study of ancient and medieval Eurasian empires using historical, philological and archaeological evidence.

A Companion to the Medieval World

The Latin Tradition, 2 volumes (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1986); Concord in Discourse. Harmonics and Semiotics in Late Classical and Early Medieval Platonism (Berlin: Mouton-De Gruyter 1996); and with Maarten J. F. M. ...

Author: Carol Lansing

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118499467

Category: History

Page: 600

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Drawing on the expertise of 26 distinguished scholars, this important volume covers the major issues in the study of medieval Europe, highlighting the significant impact the time period had on cultural forms and institutions central to European identity. Examines changing approaches to the study of medieval Europe, its periodization, and central themes Includes coverage of important questions such as identity and the self, sexuality and gender, emotionality and ethnicity, as well as more traditional topics such as economic and demographic expansion; kingship; and the rise of the West Explores Europe’s understanding of the wider world to place the study of the medieval society in a global context

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society Volume 12

... Powerful Women in the Early Middle Ages : Queens and Abbesses ' , in The Medieval World , ed . ... C. Stiegemann and M. Wemhoff ( 2 vols . , Mainz , 1999 ) ; Il futuro dei Longobardi : L'Italia e le costruzione dell'Europa di Carlo ...

Author: Royal Historical Society

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521815614

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 516

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Publishes general papers and a section on English politeness: conduct, social rank and moral virtue.